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The United Arab Emirates and the Middle East Region

41 SEMA-Member Companies Explore the Opportunities and Challenges of Selling Into This Car-Lover’s ParadiseMore than 160 pre-vetted buyers from nine countries met with 41 SEMA-member exhibitors at the 2013 SEMA Middle East Business Development Conference. Buyers from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates [UAE]), from Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan traveled to the UAE to meet with manufacturers of parts for those engaged in car collecting, off-roading and motorsports and those seeking upgrades for street-performance vehicles.

SEMA News—August 2013

INTERNATIONAL
By Linda Spencer

The United Arab Emirates and the Middle East Region

41 SEMA-Member Companies Explore the Opportunities and Challenges of Selling Into This Car-Lover’s Paradise

SEMA Spy Photos

Ford F-150 Prototype, Lamborghini Aventador, BMW F15 X5, Lexus Sub-RX Crossover Mule

SEMA News—August 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS

SEMA SPY PHOTOS

Photos copyright KGP Photography. Reuse or reproduction without the copyright holder’s consent is prohibited.

 

Exhibitors: Get Your News to Editors, Reporters

With about three months to go until the kickoff of the 2013 SEMA Show, editors and reporters are increasingly looking for news from SEMA Show exhibitors. They want details about new-product debuts and vehicle reveals, and they will turn to the SEMA Show online media center for information.Exhibitors are invited and encouraged to submit their press releases. There is no charge to submit a release, and it will appear online for all reporters to access.
 

Through the SEMA Show Online Media Center, exhibitors of the 2013 SEMA Show have a free tool to create extra awareness for new-product debuts, Show displays and attractions, vehicle debuts, new partnerships and more.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>  </div>

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New From SEMA: Help With Emissions Certifications and Much More

SEMA has fielded many questions about the emissions certification process over the years, and we’ve learned a lot along the way. We’ve recently taken some important steps to help member companies create performance parts that both make power and comply with state and federal regulations. You’ll be glad to know that these services are now wrapped into a new facility. The SEMA Garage–Industry Innovations Center offers a range of tools and opportunities to help you develop high-quality products more quickly and effectively.If you are looking for information to understand the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) exemption program, both new and experienced members will benefit from our new “CARB EO Assistance.” For starters, we’ve collected all the information you need to know about the regulations and the EO exemption process in a user-friendly way. For a digestible overview, we suggest that you download a copy of the updated SEMA Black Book. It’s available free to SEMA members.

SEMA News—August 2013

CHRIS KERSTING

The SEMA Show—From Concept to Reality

As the saying goes: “If you can dream it, you can build it.” Year after year, media and trade professionals from all over the world converge on the SEMA Show in Las Vegas to take in the elite of custom builds that showcase an array of specialty-equipment market parts and accessories. Frequently, these vehicles contain custom wheels and tires, exhausts, shocks and paints, which are all chosen with great care. In many cases, Show exhibitors are the ones producing the products that play a key role in these vehicles, giving them added exposure and notoriety. In addition to amazing vehicles that tantalize car enthusiasts the world over, the SEMA Show also attracts new and existing products from a wide array of manufacturers, drawing buyers and driving traffic to Show booths.

SEMA News—August 2013

The SEMA Show—From Concept to Reality

As the saying goes: “If you can dream it, you can build it.” Year after year, media and trade professionals from all over the world converge on the SEMA Show in Las Vegas to take in the elite of custom builds that showcase an array of specialty-equipment market parts and accessories. Frequently, these vehicles contain custom wheels and tires, exhausts, shocks and paints, which are all chosen with great care.

Fast Facts

Breaking news from SEMA member companies, including Yokohama Tire Corp., Sonoma Raceway, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, Lund International Holding Co., and more.

SEMA News—August 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS

SEMA Indicators

A Look at Specialty-Equipment and Automotive Market SignpostsThe search for marketplace information is never-ending. As the economy fluctuates, new technologies emerge and changing tastes shape sales, savvy industry professionals constantly look for indicators that will aid them in making business decisions based on more than mere supposition. While no one can accurately and consistently predict the course of things, knowing which way we’re going can confirm whether we’re facing a sunset or the dawn.

SEMA News—August 2013

BUSINESS
By Steve Campbell

SEMA Indicators

A Look at Specialty-Equipment and Automotive Market Signposts

Doug Evans Voted SEMA Chair-Elect; Two New Volunteers Join Board

Doug Evans of Source Interlink Media has been voted chairman-elect of the SEMA Board of Directors and joins two newly elected Board members to help lead the association for the 2013–2015 term. Evans fills the position held for the past two years by Nate Shelton of B&M Automotive Group. Shelton began serving his term as chairman in July. The newly elected SEMA Board volunteers are Kyle Fickler of Weld Racing and Tim Watts of Superlift Suspension. Jeff Bates of Bob Cook Sales was re-elected to serve another term.

SEMA News—August 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS

New Products

Leather Therapy, Velvet Cars, Lund International Inc., Design Engineering Inc., Sysonic USA, Rimblades Ltd.

SEMA News—August 2013

NEW PRODUCTS

Efficiency in Engineering

The proper tool makes life easier, but it can also make a job more enjoyable. Whether it’s a diagnostic machine or a ballpeen hammer, a ratchet wrench or an English wheel, a good tool can be a treasure to the person using it. A good tool invites use, inspires confidence and demands care. And just as with every other aspect of professional life, the tools and equipment used in the automotive world are subject to constant inventiveness, innovation and enhancement. Each year, new or improved industry equipment is introduced at the SEMA Show. The 2012 event held last November was replete with groundbreaking new creations, and we’ve brought them together in these pages for your convenience. Find one that makes your life easier.

SEMA News—August 2013

TOOL & EQUIPMENT NEW PRODUCTS
By Steve Campbell

Efficiency in Engineering

The proper tool makes life easier, but it can also make a job more enjoyable. Whether it’s a diagnostic machine or a ballpeen hammer, a ratchet wrench or an English wheel, a good tool can be a treasure to the person using it. A good tool invites use, inspires confidence and demands care.

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